According to reliable journalist Alan Nixon, Blackburn Rovers are interested in Derby County goalkeeper Scott Carson.
Derby County goalkeeper Scott Carson is attracting interest from fellow Championship side Blackburn Rovers, journalist Alan Nixon has claimed via Twitter on Sunday morning (see tweet below).
Blackburn taking an interest in Carson. I think he moves somewhere. https://t.co/yCyWH3EsOU
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) May 5, 2019
Carson has been a mainstay in the Derby County starting 11 since joining from Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2015, but he has found himself on the bench over the second half of the season, owing to injury and the form of Kelle Roos – who came into the side amid Carson’s absence.
Derby boss Frank Lampard has said that he is looking to tie Roos down to a new deal at the club, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season. But as it stands, he will be leaving the club, making Carson the club’s only senior ‘keeper.
Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray is in the market for another goalkeeper, with little competition to David Raya in his squad at the moment. Jason Leutwiler has been second fiddle to the Spaniard over the course of the season, making four Championship appearances in comparison to Raya’s 41.
33-year-old Carson comes with bags of experience at Premier League and Championship level. The former Liverpool and West Brom man has played 260 Championship games and 145 Premier League games. He has made 520 club appearances in total, collecting 153 clean sheets along the way as well.
His current deal with Derby runs out at the end of next season, but he could make a move away from Pride Park this summer – especially if Roos puts pen to paper on a new deal.